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Submission + - Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize ( 3

AbbeyRoad writes: "OSLO (Reuters) — U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for giving the world "hope for a better future" and striving for nuclear disarmament. ... The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Obama for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.""
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Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

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  • Hmm... So, hiring Nobel laureates to one's office pays in Nobel prizes?

    Oh, wait. The guy is actually proactively promoting nuclear test-ban and non-proliferation.

    • by Shivetya (243324) on Friday October 09, 2009 @05:50AM (#29690501) Homepage Journal

      for the nomination and it makes this nomination, let alone win, look purchased.

      So, we now give the award for good speeches? Really, they cannot claim that his campaign for President was so great that by the February 1st deadline for nomination for this award that he supplanted all other nominees?

      This from the group who never gave it to Ghandi, gave it to Arafat, and then to Gore for a slide show.

      If they are looking to become irrelevant and nothing more than a political connectedness award then they are succeeding.

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long